General News

Reminder: Smoking and Tobacco Use Prohibited on Campus

The Marquette University campus is smoke/tobacoo free. Please note that the permissible areas near Eckstein Hall are the public sidewalks on 11th Street and Clybourn Street.

A map of all permissible areas to smoke on campus can be found by visiting

For more information about the University policy, please visit

Thank you for your cooperation. 

Contact: Jenny Chick

Spring Parking Permits Go on Sale on Dec. 11

On behalf of Parking Services: The application process for Spring 2019 permits will begin December 11, starting with commuter students.

Each subsequent group’s permits will go on sale @ 9 a.m. per the schedule below; once the window is opened for a group, it remains open until all permits are sold out. The schedule follows:

  • December 11 — All Commuter students ONLY!  NO 24-hour permits available for this tier. Most law students fall into this category.
  • December 18 — 24 hour permits for juniors, seniors, graduate students (including Law and Dental) who live ON CAMPUS--in university owned dorms or apartments
  • December 26 — 24 hour permits for juniors, seniors, graduate students (including Law and Dental) who live "OFF CAMPUS," which means those who live in off-campus apartments in the MU area.

Students may begin purchasing their permits online once their respective group’s window is open.

Questions?  Please contact the University’s Parking Services Office:

Contact: Pamela Heiber

Please Do Not Leave Personal Items Unattended

As a reminder, please do not leave your personal items unattended, even for a moment. Leaving items unattended increases your chances of having them taken by others who are in the building.

Contact: Jenny Chick

Use Your MUID to Access the Third and Fourth Floors

With final exams approaching, floors three and four will be accessible only to members of the Law School Community from Monday, November 26, through Sunday, January 13.

Law students, faculty, and staff will need to use their MUID to gain access to these floors. 

By limiting these floors to the Law School Community only, we hope to ensure quiet study spaces to the Law School students. We ask that you assist in this effort by not letting non-Law School Community members onto these floors. 

Contact: Jenny Chick

Research Assistant for Prof. Rofes

I am in need of a research assistant to begin promptly, lending a hand on a range of tasks. The work can be done (a) for academic credit, (b) for financial compensation, or (c) out of the goodness of your heart. Qualities of importance to me insofar as selection is concerned include diligent and imaginative research skills, dependability, conscientiousness, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, and a level of maturity no less than that of someone who has managed to make it through the seventh grade. 

The number of hours to be worked per week remains open to haggling. It nevertheless would not make sense to apply in the event you would be unable to average at least eight (8) hours per week. Should you be interested in the opportunity kindly (via email) drop a resume and a note to me indicating your interest and availability. NB: Because my expectation is that the opportunity will extend into Summer 2019 and academic year '19-20, kindly refrain from applying should you anticipate earning your degree in 2019.

Considerable thanks.


Contact: Peter K. Rofes

Building Hours for Christmas Break

During the Christmas break, Eckstein Hall building hours are as follows:

Thursday, December 13: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday, December 14: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, December 15: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, December 16: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday, December 17: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, December 18: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, December 19: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday, December 20: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday, December 21: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday, December 22: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, December 23:  Closed

Marquette University Closed December 24, 2018 to January 1, 2019

Wednesday, January 2: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday, January 3: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday, January 4:  7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, January 5: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday, January 6: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday, January 7: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Tuesday, January 8: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Wednesday, January 9: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Thursday, January 10: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday, January 11: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, January 12: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, January 13: 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Classes start! Monday, January 14: 7 a.m. to midnight

Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 21: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact: Jenny Chick

Westlaw Edge to Replace Westlaw on January 1 and Other Database Changes

On January 1, your Westlaw account will migrate to Westlaw Edge, Westlaw’s new legal research platform.

  • As you read* in a brief email from Thomson Reuters before the exam period began, this change will be automatic, so there is no need for you to take action.
  • After you get used to the new blue color of the home page, you will realize that most functions are familiar from Westlaw, and your history and folders, as well as any alerts, will be available in Westlaw Edge.
  • New features in Westlaw Edge include Litigation Analytics; a KeyCite Overruling Risk citator signal to alert researchers when a point of law in a case has been implicitly undermined even if not explicitly overruled; Statutes Compare and Regulations Compare features; and WestSearch Plus, which uses artificial intelligence to help improve search results.
  • If you are interested in learning more about Westlaw Edge during the semester break, explore the company’s Introducing Westlaw Edge product page.

Expect other changes to legal research resources with the new semester.

  • With the migration of BNA content to Bloomberg Law now complete, the “stand alone” BNA platforms will go away and Bloomberg Law will be the only online home for BNA content. If you have not yet created your Bloomberg Law account, you can sign up at using your complete account. No activation code is necessary, but contact Prof. Olson if you would like an activation code so your registration is processed automatically rather than in one to two business days.
  • Similarly, Cheetah, which has been available to us for several semesters, now includes all content from CCH IntelliConnect and will replace that platform. (From off campus, you might need to sign into Marquette’s VPN to access Cheetah.)
  • In addition, at the end of this week, GovInfo will replace FDsys, a change announced on FDsys long ago.

Please contact the Reference Desk or any librarian if you have questions about any of these changes or for other legal research needs.

*If you do not receive emails from Thomson Reuters, you can opt in by selecting “Manage My Account” or “Manage Account” from a dropdown menu in the upper right corner at or and checking the box to the left of “Update me about Westlaw and TWEN.” Be sure to “Save” after opting in (or out).

Contact: Elana Olson